Breast Lifts in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Lift Your Shape and Confidence with a Breast Lift


Introduction to Breast Lifts in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Breast Lift

While there may be a lot of opinions about what type of breasts are desired, most can agree that a lifted, younger breast shape is more desired.

If you’re considering a Breast Lift in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL, you may want to recapture the more youthful look you enjoyed before pregnancy or weight gain, or you may just want to reverse the inevitable sagging caused by age and gravity.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment Type

Cosmetic Surgery

Treatment Time

2-3 Hours


General Anesthesia

Back to Work

1 Week

Total Recovery Time

4-6 Weeks

Duration of Results

Long Lasting

# of Treatments


Treatment overview

Since a breast lift does not change the size of the breasts, many patients choose to combine this procedure with a breast augmentation or reduction to increase or decrease the size of the breasts, respectively.

Dr. Leonard Lu can achieve a lifted breast contour by trimming excess skin and tightening supportive breast tissue. Following a breast lift, the breasts sit higher on the chest and feel firmer. During the procedure, the nipple and areola can be repositioned or resized in order to further improve the appearance of the breasts.

Since a breast lift does not change the size of the breasts, many patients choose to combine this procedure with a breast augmentation or reduction in order to achieve their desired results.


Used to Treat:


Drooping breasts

Breasts that have lack volume or shape

Flat or elongated breasts where the nipples and areolas point downward

Asymmetrical breasts


Benefits of a Breast Lift

The results of your breast lift surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.

Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover from surgery. The final results of your breast lift will appear over the next few months as breast shape and position continue to settle. Incision lines are permanent but will continue to fade over time. The results of your breast lift surgery will be long-lasting. Over time, your breasts can continue to change due to aging and gravity. You’ll be able to retain your new look longer if you:

  • Maintain your weight
  • Keep a healthy lifestyle

How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different.

Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

We have a $100 consultation fee for all cosmetic surgery consultations; consults typically last about 40 minutes (revision consultation fees vary) At the end of your consultation, you will leave our office in Vernon Hills with a thorough, personalized treatment plan. And when you’re ready, we’ll schedule your surgery for a day and time that works for your schedule.

Getting a Breast Lift

A typical breast augmentation procedure will last between two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

A breast lift is performed under either local or general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Leonard Lu takes special care to make incisions as minimal and discreet as possible. Incision placement will depend upon the approach that Dr. Lu takes for your particular procedure, which you can discuss with him during your consultation.

The Procedure

Before any cosmetic surgery, including breast lift, your surgeon will review your recovery schedule in detail so you feel prepared for what to expect afterwards.

Breast Lift is an outpatient procedure that we perform in our surgical facility, which means you’ll be able to go home the same day. Pain is managed by a combination of local anesthetic nerve blocks performed at the time of surgery and oral pain medications as needed. In general, you’ll still be experiencing the effects of the anesthesia when you arrive home. Therefore, it’s important to have someone who can drive you home and take care of you for the first 24 hours following your breast lift surgery. Your surgeon will send you home with both instructions for your recovery and for your breast lift to heal correctly.

The duration of the surgery depends on whether you are combining your breast lift with any additional procedures. While the exact approach may vary, in general, Dr. Lu will first reshape the breast tissue to create a rounder appearance. He will then drape the breast skin over the new shape and excise any extra tissue that sags below the breast crease.

The nipple and areola may be moved higher on the breast or resized as well. Finally, any excess skin is trimmed to create a tighter, more defined appearance. When the breast lift is complete, the incisions are closed with stitches and tend to heal well.

The Recovery

During your breast lift recovery, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions after the Breast Lift surgery is completed.

You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal.

Dr. Lu will provide specific instructions that may include:

  • How to care for your breasts following surgery
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
  • When to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

Before & After

Results of Breast Lift

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Breast Lift

 Breast Lift near you

Book Your Breast Lift

Your improved silhouette is one click or phone call away in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your consultation to learn more about the breast lift procedure and the personalized surgery process at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.

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